Fourth of July

Posted by Black Mountain Birdie | | Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Don't you just love this time of year?  Fall used to be my favorite season but gradually my love for summer(especially after such a cold winter) has surmounted my anxiousness for fall.   And there is nothing that exudes summer more than a Fourth of July Celebration!  Below are some ways you can celebrate this wonderful holiday here in Black of my favorites has always been the Black Mountain Center's (now called Neuro-Medical Treatment Center) celebration.  They do a great job and the kids love it as do all the folks from the center.  The firework display is wonderful also!  I've got my blanket, my picnic basket, and my sparklers about you?

Black Mountain Glitters with Patriotism on Fourth of July Weekend

Black Mountain, NC (June 29, 2010)—Celebrate Fourth of July weekend in Black Mountain with one of these festive events!

Harwood for Homes is hosting a free picnic for the community on Saturday, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ and drinks.

Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center (formerly Black Mountain Center) is hosting an annual firework and carnival on Thursday, July 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 828-259-6700.

Park Rhythms, free concerts at Lake Tomahawk every Thursday night through the summer, features Motown Blue and Funk Music on Thursday, July 1, 7-9 p.m. Free with food available for purchase from Welcome Table. Black Mountain Recreation and Parks, 828-669-2052.

Swannanoa Shindigs is Friday, July 2 at Beacon Village beginning at 6 p.m. Traditional music, dance, crafts and games. 828-337-4718

Black Mountain’s Annual Fireworks Display: Sponsored by Black Mountain Parks and Recreation, event highlights include a street dance, music and clowns for children. A variety of vendors will serve food and drink, although many town folk pack a picnic dinner and come early to reserve the best viewing spots. All the activities take place at the public parking lot across from the Old Depot on Sutton Avenue. Sutton Avenue will be closed to traffic for the street dance and viewing fireworks. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., fireworks begin at dark. For more information, call Black Mountain Parks and Recreation at 828-669-8610.

The Swannanoa Valley Museum is offering a unique viewpoint for watching the Black Mountain fireworks show- from high on a mountaintop.The event is a hike up Sunset Mountain with a short program of historical interpretation followed by a BBQ supper and a watermelon-cutting.
This is an ideal family event (sorry, no dogs), and one that will make for a memorable Fourth of July. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Black Mountain Savings Bank, 200 E. State St., at 6:30 pm to carpool to the hike site at the base of Sunset Mountain. Cost is $20 for Museum members; $30 for non-members and includes the BBQ supper. For reservations, call 828-669-9566 or send an email to

Music at White Horse Black Mountain: Incredible new blues music from Levi Douglas from Nashville on Friday, July 2. Starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. Bob Margolin on Saturday, July 3. Starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. or 828-669-0816.

The Montreat Fourth of July Parade: A community celebration open to the public on Saturday, July 3. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Lookout Road and comes down to Assembly Drive and around Lake Susan and consists of creative and unusual floats created by both families and businesses. Spectators line up along the streets with chairs, picnics and blankets. The parade ends at Anderson Auditorium where a flag-raising ceremony takes place. For more information, call the Montreat Conference Center at 828-669-2911.
Thanks to Gretchen Howard for this informative list!!!!!

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Come see Camino’s on Saturday, July 3 at the Southern Revival BBQ & Beer
Festival at Pisgah Brewing. Featuring Velvet Truckstop, Soulgrass
Rebellion and more. Noon to 9 p.m. All Ages- Tickets $10 in advance/ $15
day of show.

On the menu:
Slow-cooked pork BBQ sandwiches, $4
Chicken leg quarters, $4
Portobello burgers, $4
Platters- one of the above served with pinto beans, slaw and corn, $6
Combo plates- two of the above served with pinto beans, slaw and corn, $8
Smoked ear of corn served with jalapeno butter, $2